Any reasonable person would believe that once you have been convicted of a crime and served your sentence, you should be able to return to a normal life. For many people that is the case; however, in some instances, people observe that a mark is left on their permanent record – and that it continues to plague them day in and day out. In those case, seeking an Expungement may be the best course of action.

Expungements – Explained

Expungement involves removing any and all criminal records and information in the court’s files, computers and other data storehouses. A successful Expungement can mean that individuals and organizations, such as schools, employers and others individuals, will not be able to access you criminal record because it will have been cleared.

Questions You Need to Answer

If you answered “yes” to one or more of the following questions, then Expungement may be for you. .

Am I having difficulty obtaining decent work, finding a home or attending school due to your criminal record? Am I constantly plagued by the fear that my criminal record will impact my personal life? Do I suffer from emotional trauma and shame knowing that there is a criminal conviction on your record? How old is my conviction – more than two years? What have I done since my conviction to demonstrate that I’ve been rehabilitated?

Expungement – What the Courts Look Consider

To qualify for an Expungement, you will need to prove to the Court that you have been rehabilitated – that you have successfully completed your sentence conditions, including any fines, restitution, rehab, and/or community service you were ordered to complete. You should also consider waiting at least two years before exploring such a remedy – even longer if your were convicted of a Gross Misdemeanor or a Felony offense. You also need to know that certain offenses – such as Drunk Driving convictions and certain Sex Crimes can never be Expunged.

Expungement Process – Explained

In the State of Minnesota, Expungement proceedings are handled by the state Supreme Court and/or the Court of Appeals. The process is constantly evolving and the laws concerning what can and cannot be “erased” from your record can be quite difficult to navigate. I have prided myself on keep up on those changes. Contact me today to discuss whether Expungement is right for you.

If you or someone you love is currently struggling with a prior conviction that is hindering his or her ability o move forward with their life – then consider an Expungement. An experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney can help you “right” a long ago “wrong.” Many good people run into some trouble with the law in their life. They pay their debt and the move on. Don’t let your past mistakes control your future. Juvenile crimes, misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors and felony offenses can all be expunged under certain circumstances. Let me show you how.

Free Criminal Case Consultation

I assist people seeking Expungements. If you or a loved one would like to consider this remedy – here in the Twin Cities or anywhere in Minnesota – call me today to schedule your free, no cost, consultation at 612.234.1165 or fill out the form below. Then, we’ll take the time to discuss your case and determine how I can help you.

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